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Bill To Include Rotation Of Power In Constitution Stepped Down



A bill that seeks to include rotation of power among the geopolitical zones in the Constitution was stepped down at the Senate on Tuesday.

Benue South senator, Abba Moro, who sponsored the legislation which started on 26th July, made a decision to step it down after senators argued against the bill and the manner in which it was presented.

Before the bill was withdrawn, Mr Moro referred to the principle of federal character in the Constitution which requires fair and equitable representation of different ethnic and regional groups.

He also noted that for Nigeria, as an ethnic and diverse nation, power rotation can be a veritable tool for national integration, peace and stability, was not intended for the 2023 general elections but must be adapted to the political realism of its environment.

Plateau senator, Istifanus Gyang, was the only lawmaker who spoke in favour of the bill which he said seeks to address the management of diversity in the country.

The proposed legislation comes amid crisis in different political parties arising from disagreement over power rotation.

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